Jeep driver turns in front of car on Red Cliffs Parkway, leading to 3-vehicle crash

ST. GEORGE — Two people were sent to the hospital following a three-vehicle crash on Red Hills Parkway Monday afternoon.

Emergency personnel respond to the scene of a crash at the intersection of Red Hills Parkway and Skyline Drive, St. George, Utah, Nov. 27, 2017 | Photo by Joseph Witham, St. George News

St. George Police responded to the incident involving a Jeep, a 2009 Toyota Scion and a 1999 Ford F-250 at the intersection of Red Hills Parkway and Skyline Drive at 3:41 p.m.

The driver of the Jeep was northbound on Red Hills Parkway preparing to make a left turn onto Skyline Drive as the driver of the Toyota was heading south on Red Hills Parkway.

“The jeep turned left in front of the Toyota, causing the collision,” St. George Police Officer Lona Trombley said.

The collision caused the vehicles to be pushed into the Ford as its driver was waiting in the left-turn lane on Skyline Drive, Trombley said.

The drivers of the Jeep and Toyota were injured and transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center.

Emergency personnel respond to the scene of a crash at the intersection of Red Hills Parkway and Skyline Drive, St. George, Utah, Nov. 27, 2017 | Photo by Joseph Witham, St. George News

“The driver of the jeep was issued a citation for failure to yield a left-hand turn,” Trombley said.

The Jeep and Toyota were badly damaged in the collision, and debris from the vehicles was strewn about the roadway.

Emergency personnel from St. George Fire Department responded to assist with cleanup as wreckers removed the Toyota and Jeep from the road.

Northbound traffic on Red Hills Parkway was diverted onto southbound Skyline Drive, and motorists waiting to turn left or right from Skyline Drive onto Red Hills Parkway were blocked for approximately 30 minutes.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement and may not contain the full scope of findings.

Email: jwitham@stgnews.com

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3 Comments

  • Dolly November 27, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    Joseph, your title and the first line in your story says Red Cliffs Parkway. The rest of your article says Red Hills Parkway. You may want to correct that. 🙂

    • Joyce Kuzmanic Joyce Kuzmanic November 28, 2017 at 7:41 am

      You are right! Making that correction now.

      Thank you so much, Dolly.

      ST. GEORGE NEWS
      Joyce Kuzmanic
      Editor in Chief

  • mctrialsguy November 30, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    St. George should be honored as worst driver capitol of the world. No one drives like they should or pays attention. I travel a lot and when back in the St. George and surrounding areas, the drivers look like zombies when they drive, and even when walking around the stores. Don’t believe me, look around, unless of course you are one of those zombies and can’t accurately see or comprehend anything. Is there in-breeding going on or is it in the water?

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